Los Angeles Graphic Designer | Kenal
Creating graphic design work that are compelling for clients to return to you for more work is very important as an artist. This is one of the many approach that I take when designer for musicians, businesses and more. Having an artistic approach to creating designs that are never out of date is something I also take much pride in creating. Having been a Los Angeles graphic designer in the past before I have worked with several rising musicians and independent artists to help brand their presence online.
Although nothing in what I do is brand promotion specifically for musicians; I do however contribute to create designs that represent one or their business in the most professional and clean manner. Graphic design itself according to Google is defined as the art or skill of combining text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, or books. This definition is simply and lack a lot of points in regards to the art form and how much really go into creating graphic design along with what it should be represented as.
A lot of the designs that I have created, which can be seen on the design portfolio that I have on Kenalsworld came truly from me being a self-taught graphic designer. My experience range from and is not limited to a variety of graphic design services that I performs. Having create album cover designs, posters, book covers and logo designs my work range is unlimited when it comes to 2D design in graphic communication.
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List Of Design Services The Los Angles Graphic Designer Kenal
Folder and Binder Design
Media Kits / Press Kit Design
Advertisment Design (magazine, and other)
Book Cover Design
Album Cover Design
Color Psychology Part 1
Color psychology broken down by Kenal and other sources:
Below are some thoughts found online regarding the use and impact of color psychology. Color psychology in a very important part of the work that I do as in creating visuals that are captivating.
The psychology behind my artwork and the graphic design work that I create as a graphic designer is polished with much reading and studying in color theory as well as my personal visual arts experience.
According to Silvia Nikolov the color psychology is a very interesting and broad topic. Have you ever thought how color effects your life? Have you noticed how some colors comfort you and others make you active? Do you associate the different colors with certain properties or meanings?
Everyone once in a while asks herself or himself these questions. In this article you will find the attributes, associations, and effects of the basic, most common colors and this will give you answers to all of your wondering.
Neutrals – They are simple and restful. People associate the neutral colors with security, warmth, and nature, and believe that they are grounded. The effects of these colors are creating comfort, evoking relaxation, and softening.
White – Its attributes are that it is clean, fresh, pure, and always modern. Everybody associates the color white with purity, sterility, balance, mourning (India), brides (West), and unfortunately – emptiness. The effects of this color are getting attention and on the other side – eye-straining.
Gray – It is secure, practical, dependable, elegant, and safe. We associate it neutrality, coolness, safety, and on the other side – with ashes and conservatism. The effects of the color gray are reassuring, thoughtful, and dulling.
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Color Psychology Part 2
Black – Its attributes are sophistication, mystery, elegance, power. It is also a worldly, sexy, and classy color. People associate the color black with sophistication, dignity, simplicity, power, diversity, and on the other side – with death, mourning, bad luck, and night. Its effects are that it is bold and empowering.
Brown – The color brown is comforting, reliable, steady, simple, and on the same time – rich. We associate it with the Mother Earth, stability, hearth, wholesome, harmony, protection, comfort, and…something very sweet – chocolate. Its effects are that it comforts, sooths, and grounds us.
Blue – It is uplifting, magical, relaxing, serene, calming, tranquil, and it’s proud to be nominated the most versatile color in spectrum. Everybody associates the color blue with constancy, hope, dependability, trust, patience, and of course – sky and water. Its effects are that it is calming, cleansing, cooling, soothing, promotes thoughtfulness and introspection, and supports relaxation.
The meaning of the color blue and purple (including sky blue, ultramarine, violet, purple, azure)
What it Symbolizes: Peace, law and order, logic, analytical, intelligent, honest, calm, clean, good will, tranquility, compassionate, serious, thoughtful, quiet, reflective, regal, classic, dependable, trustworthiness, tradition, magical.
Blues are often used for older, more mature audiences and situations. Blue is common in financial institutions, hospitals, and legal and medical professions. Purples have long been associated with royalty, magic and power. Purples are often used with feminine, rather than masculine designs.
Red – The most dramatic, energetic, exciting, daring, sexy, intense, impulsive, dynamic, passionate, and let’s not forget – aggressive color of the spectrum. We associate it with fire, heat, energy, emotion, competition, violence, heritage, and…Valentine’s day. The effects of the color red are related to increase of heart and respiration rate, facilitation of judgement, enhancement of activity, encouragement of achievement and activity, nurture of passion, and promotion of alertness.
The meaning of the color red (including mauve, magenta, crimson, scarlet, poster red)
What it Symbolizes: Power, romance, vitality, earthly, energy
Reds evoke highly charged emotions such as aggression, danger, or love. Red makes us pay attention and catches our eye immediately so use reds on items that need to grab attention.
In the financial arena, red symbolizes a negative direction.
Purple/Violet/Lavender – Its attributes include exciting, regal, mysterious, intriguing, complex, inspirational. People associate the color purple with royalty, wit, spirituality, vanity, superiority, richness, and art. It inspires us and though provoking, encourages meditation, nurtures a sense of balance and purpose, calms body and balances mind.
Green – The most refreshing color. Other attributes of the color green are that it is calming, restful, clean, provokes harmony and security. People associate it with spring, nature, environment, ecology, balance, justice, and on the other side – with envy and…last but not least – money. Its effects on us are that it stabilizes, nurtures, heals, and revitalizes us, promotes balance and careful judgment.
The meaning of the color green (including lime, leaf green, sea green, emerald, teal, sage)
What it Symbolizes: life, foliage, grass, trees, water
Greens are sensuous and alive. Green is associated with the following characteristics: friendliness, dependability, freshness, non-threatening, safe, secure, healthy, strong, expensive, and primitive.
In the business world, green symbolizes growth and prosperity.
Yellow – The most cheerful color. It is also happy, uplifting, uncompromising. We associate the color yellow with sunshine, optimism, newness, creativity, and imagination. Its effects on us are that it makes us playful, warms us up, encourages spontaneity, inspires creativity and imagination.
The meaning of the color yellow (including coral, orange, amber, gold)
What it Symbolizes: Energy, caution, warmth, cheer, joy
Yellows are often associated with the following characteristics: homey, friendly, soft, welcoming, moving, excitement, or adventure. Good for press kits, stationery, and shopping bags.
Use yellow for signage in work situations warning of danger. Yellow is also good for any project that needs to evoke feelings of lightheartedness, humor, or friendliness.
Orange – Its attributes are that it’s a lively, vibrant, warm, and friendly color. Everybody associates the color orange with adventure, extroversion, celebration, enthusiasm, uniqueness, and ethnicity. It inspires our creativity and motivation, promotes movement and excitement, it’s energetic and stimulating.
Color is a magical element that gives feeling and emotion to art, design, and advertising. By understanding color meaning, (or the psychology of color) you can choose the right color to support and emphasize your design.
A dominant color or overall color scheme can determine the tone of your document. Certain colors will help your product, corporate document, or advertisement attract specific target audiences and evoke desired responses.
The information below provides generally accepted guidelines on the symbolic meanings of color and how you can use color more effectively in your marketing pieces.
Make sure the colors you use in your marketing materials attract the attention of your target market. Check color resource design guides or swatch books to discover what color combinations work best to make your designs pop.
Color psychology is the key to better understanding the world around you and the world inside you. Knowing which color gives you the powers you need, makes you more confident and positive and helps you to avoid the colors that charge you with negative energy. Surround yourself with colors that make you the person you want to be by choosing the right color cloths, accessories, jewelry, paint colors, home decor, et.
A Quality Los Angeles Graphic Designer vs A Bad Los Angeles Graphic Designer
My philosophy as a person is that people choose to limit themselves in a specific style or mindset. I am an unlimited being that have an endless amount of creativity within me. This allows me not to be afraid of doing more than graphic design and it allow me to be able to paint abstract portraits, write music, write poetry and shoot fashion photography to excellence.
We are unlimited until we limit ourselves by titles or state of minds.
For over five years I have done graphic design prior to doing graphic design and below are a few of the work that I have done for organizations, musicians and indie labels. Prior to this I never went to school for graphic design, but invested in a ton of tutorials as well as did countless of experiments to practice certain skills that I lacked in graphic design. Doing poster design in comparison to creating a logo or album cover are two different objectives because posters are generally more spacious and give one as a designer plenty of room to manipulate the positive and negative space within a composition.
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The Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program poster was created for a science convention/conference event followed by a calendar I composed for a South Florida musician and a poster for Ark Music Factory, the label responsible for the viral explosion/birth of Rebecca Black by producing her song and music video.
I worked for this vintage record label Ark Music Factory before Rebecca Black went viral unexpectedly because many people hated the song, but during that time I traveled back and forth to Los Angeles because of the graphic design work that I did for the label for their launch party a few months before Black went viral reaching over 165 million views on Youtube. The video was taken down because of dispute between the artist the label heads, which would lead to the company being sold.
This experience thought me a lot about the music industry and how greed can also hinder a company from growing when the major exposure came. Nevertheless I designed the single cover for Rebecca Black’s “Friday”. Along with that I have done many music album cover design projects as a Los Angeles graphic designer even based in Omaha, Nebraska.
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In the Summer of 2012 I begin a new journey in the arts which was diving into photography. It all begin with me taking a class at the local community college that was required for the degree I was studying, but the class was an introduction to digital photography. I did not realize that I would find so much passion for photography after spending over five years doing freelance graphic design work.
Read about my thoughts on being a graphic designer as well as a photographer. The dilemma I have may be solved in the future in regards to whether I see myself working as a graphic designer for years to come or as a photographer.
“Well, doing graphic designer for people over the past year have been fun because it pushed me beyond my comfort zone to develop my creativity because I worked with a wide variety of people. Working with musicians, financial businesses, independent businesses, and other artists expanded my imagination. I also benefited in building a unique and diverse portfolio due to that, but it hit me about one year ago that I could not see myself working as a graphic designer for the remainder of my life. Even if I landed a job paying $60,000 a year.”
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The Job Of A Graphic Designer
A graphic designer, also often referred to as a graphic artist, wears many different hats while using an equally diverse number of media to create numerous types of designs. Graphic designers work to visually convey a particular message or idea that has noticeable appeal and the respected profession is highly sought out for promoting and displaying a wide variety of products, activities, ideas, and communications.
Graphic design is used every single day in the world of advertising, including everything from books and magazines, health and personal care, food products, automobiles, clothing, computers, and just about everything else you could think of in between. Product packaging is a huge part of any type of business and requires the expertise of a graphic designer who understands not only the general marketing aspect of business, but also the client’s main objective.
Working closely alongside the client, a graphic designer begins expanding upon an initial concept, asks pertinent questions as to the end goal, discusses budgets and deadlines, then agrees on the finalised design, fee and due date. Many designers successfully juggle more than one project at a time, allocating a certain portion of their time to each. Some duties of a graphic designer may include:
– Meeting or communicating regularly with clients to discuss the aspects and goals of a project.
– Staying abreast of the latest technologies in terms of computerized media and common design programmes such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Adobe Photoshop, and Quark Xpress.
– Designing a product from rough drafts, sketches and vague ideas while still knowing how to reach just the right audience.
– Demonstrating excellent proofreading skills while also showing high attention to quality and detail.
– Working with other professionals in the industry such as copywriters, photographers, marketing specialists, web developers and printers.
– Effectively managing time in order to meet deadlines while staying within budget constraints.
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I am a visual artist, graphic designer, and blogger of Kenalsworld. I have enjoyed creating art since the age of 4 and continued to pursue a career in graphic design, animation, and music. I compose digital drawings as well as real mediums, such as acrylic, graphite drawings, watercolor, pastel and oil. Art is a big part of my life and I am glad to be able to share it with my blog viewers and potentially the world. I appreciate every visitor that visits my website so be sure to follow me below on Twitter and Facebook.
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